All Kinds of News for May 10, 2017
The Blue Ridge team is thrilled to announce the addition of Jeremy Nunnelley, LPC, as the new Primary Therapist for Footsteps. By bringing Jeremy on board, Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is expanding the unique programming for co-ed, middle school-aged students, who are often called “Footsteppers”. This group will continue the use of the hybrid basecamp model, which is developmentally appropriate for these particular students, ages 10-14, to spend time regrouping and working on experiential activities and art projects.
Jeremy comes to Blue Ridge with 16 years of experience helping children and adolescents in various therapeutic settings. Having significant experience in outdoor therapeutic programs, wilderness programs, therapeutic boarding schools and a public school district, Jeremy has a well-developed understanding of the emotional and behavioral problems with which many children and adolescents struggle. With a calm and compassionate presence, Jeremy is effective at challenging students to examine their behaviors along with the underlying thoughts and emotions. In working with younger students, Jeremy emphasizes emotional regulation and the development of strong therapeutic relationships. Once these important elements are in place, students invest in therapy and discover their capability for growth and change.
Jeremy has extensive experience treating adolescents who struggle with oppositional and disruptive behaviors, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma/abuse, attachment issues and mood dysregulation. Having privately taught effective parenting for several years, Jeremy is also skilled at coaching parents on how best to address their child’s challenges while promoting the development of strong family relationships. He has received training in and effectively employs many therapeutic approaches including Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR. Through active involvement in continuing education, Jeremy maintains an up-to date awareness of developments in neuroscience and its application to clinical practice.
Jeremy is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned his Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University Atlanta. He will take new Footsteps students, ages 10-14, beginning May 9.
About Blue Ridge Therapeutic WildernessBlue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness offers clinically driven programs encompassing advanced therapeutic skill, a highly flexible nomadic wilderness model, licensed wilderness therapy assessment and multiple treatment options for troubled teens and pre-teens ages 10-18 years old. Our individualized approach, family support and commitment to service translate to an unparalleled experience and better outcomes for adolescents and families.